DEARBORN (WWJ/AP) – Officials say young people involved in alleged hazing at a suburban Detroit high school have been disciplined.
The Dearborn Public Schools district hasn’t released details about what happened, but said the incident occurred earlier this week on school property.
Fordson High School Principal Heyam Alcodray said in a letter to parents this week that officials investigated after learning of the allegation. He says it’s a “rogue” incident.
“This type of behavior is unacceptable, in violation of policy and will not be allowed at Fordson High School,” Alcodray said. “Hazing is a form of bullying and can be considered harassment. The consequences for taking part in such activities can be severe and have legal implications as well.”
Reports indicate the incident involved at least two players on the football team.
“On behalf of all students and staff members at Fordson I extend our most sincere apologies to the victim of this rogue hazing incident,” Alcodray said.
A statement posted on the district’s website from Superintendent Glenn Maleyko said police have been notified of the incident.
“Social Media has created rumors and stories that are inaccurate. Confidentiality and student privacy law prohibits my ability to provide details. However, I can confirm it was not an incident of rape,” said Maleyko. “These were students involved in behaviors that we will not tolerate in this district. All responsible are being dealt with appropriately and we have been in contact with the Dearborn Police to determine if any further legal action will be taken.”
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